SolarWinds - What this “attack of the century” means to you

The SolarWinds hack targeted thousands of organizations in both the private and public sectors. The “Sunburst” attack was a sophisticated supply chain attack, which involved a state-funded threat actor physically tampering with electronics (computers, ATMs, power systems, factory data networks) to install undetectable malware for the purpose of bringing harm to resources along the supply chain network. This is the “Hack of the Century” because it has affected more than 80% of the US Fortune 500 companies, as well as the top ten US telecommunications companies, top five US accounting firms, all branches of the US Military, the Pentagon, the State Department, and hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.
Watch the video to learn more about the SolarWinds attack and the answers to these questions and more:

• What happened?
• How does this attack extend outward into other business operations?
• How did the perpetrators gain access to the infrastructure?
• When did it begin and for how long?
• Are we sure this hack has been contained?
• What can we do to prevent such compromises in our own infrastructures?

Guidacent has also produced a point of view document on SolarWinds. You can access the document here.

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